The Palace of Gathered Elegance [cyc_039]
In August of 2009, our family traveled to Beijing, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong while on our second adoption journey. I made field recordings along the way. During the fall, I edited, layered, mixed and processed portions of the recordings for these 9 compositions. I added a guitar part to each one as a kind of commentary and reflection. The titles come from quirky English phrases I saw displayed on T-shirts worn by Chinese kids across the country.